How the trail is being built.
The Potowatomi Mountain Biking Association (PotoMBA – www.potomba.org), an International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) Chapter, is spearheading the trail development with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) and Spectrum Trail Designs, a firm specializing in cutting-edge, sustainable mountain bike trail construction. Spectrum’s resume includes the Brown County Trails in Southern Indiana, as well as newly developed Merrell Trails in Rockford, Michigan.
In February 2015, PotoMBA and MDNR completed an Operating Agreement to construct the Midwest’s most epic mountain bike trail system. Corridor clearing on the first trail segment, the Green Lake Loop will commence in Spring 2015 with final build out of the Loop later in the year. Our mantra is 5 x 5 = 25, meaning 5 years to construct five loops totaling 25 miles at completion.
How you can help.
Development of the Waterloo mountain bike trail system is a massive undertaking requiring significant monetary and human resources. The community and mountain biking public will be asked to support this project in any way possible. Fund raising and sponsorship development are already underway to raise the first $250,000.